Thursday June 26, 1980

US date format: 6/26/1980, UK date format: 26/6/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 26, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jason Schwartzman and Sinik (rapper). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney. My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stratovox or Computer Bismarck.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
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Events

  • Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Palermo after an explosion occurs in the air 81 people die. A bomb or a missile is suspected to be the cause of the accident but no culprits are ever found.

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Movies

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My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard

Directed by: Tony Bill

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Country: United States of America

Used Cars

Used Cars

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae

Country: United States of America

Temptation Island

Temptation Island

Directed by: Joey Gosiengfiao

Starring: Dina Bonnevie, Azenith Briones, Jennifer Cortez, Bambi Arambulo

The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard

The Stunt Man

The Stunt Man

Directed by: Richard Rush

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

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TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Une maison, une histoire

Une maison, une histoire

Sam's Luck

Sam's Luck

Universe

Universe

The Whisper of Glocken

The Whisper of Glocken

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Directed by: Harry Aldous

Starring: Paul Honeyman

Days to next June 26

If June 26, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja

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"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

The Real War by Richard Nixon

The Real War

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The Real War

No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke

No Love Lost

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NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

Donahue by Phil Donahue

Donahue

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DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Stratovox

Stratovox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 26, 1980?

On June 26, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is June 26, 1980?

On June 26, 1980 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on June 26, 1980?

On June 26, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 26, 1980?

On June 26, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on June 26, 1980?

On June 26, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on June 26, 1980?

On June 26, 1980 several famous people were born including, Jason Schwartzman, Sinik (rapper), Rémy Vercoutre.

Which famous people died on June 26, 1980?

Famous people died on June 26, 1980 include, Miriam Daly.

What was the number one song in June 26, 1980?

The number one song in the week of June 26, 1980 was Coming Up by Paul McCartney in US and Crying by Don McLean in UK.

What were the top hits on June 26, 1980?

The top hits on June 26, 1980 were Coming Up by Paul McCartney, Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., The Rose by Bette Midler in US and Crying by Don McLean, Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless) by MASH in UK.


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